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Flint to Steel
by Susan K. de Vegter

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I was asked to submit my own favorite. This would be it. The picture is one peering into a Turkish prison cell in
the ancient prison fortress of Akka, Israel.
Cary Enoch Reinstein took the photo in 1973 ... aka enochsvision, Enoch's Vision Inc. Fine Art Gallery, plus poetry,and satire
Behind all these manifestations is the one radiance, which shines
through all. Please check out his other masterpieces.
Thank you Cary.

"By contrast…Lo!
The Flint to Steel
By spark to flame
Their thoughts reveal
That He the Metal
She the Stone
Had cherished secretly

In awed respect
Flickered a flame
In thoughts for capture
None to blame
For in their spirit’s
Restless flight
Their flame grew on

The nights were tasted
Theirs to own
As daylight fades
It’s shadowed form
They stole another
Blissful eve
Because they chose
To believe.

As metal drapes
Itself to stone
In ecstasy
They’re not alone
For lovers ... friends
Eternal plight
Is live by days
To love for nights.

With purloined rhythm
Hearts beat close
They loved till dawn
As sun arose
Flint to Steel
Their Metal honed
Content once more…for days alone

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Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/28/2007
Susan, great poetry...loved the metaphor's and the sounds I hear as your voice comes through line after line. An excellent write!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/28/2007
Sis, this is splendid poetry, I can see why it's a favorite of yours. Unique in the deep way its rhythm spellbinds...A joy to read!

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/28/2007
YES!!! Others have mentioned the strong rhythm and it reminds me of burnished metal being hammered. Such beautiful tension here as the two are forged in body, mind and spirit... a glorious alchemy and wonderful metaphor. That amazing photograph is like eternal mirrors. Amazing depth. Great poetry, Susan! K xx
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/28/2007

Mesmerizing, powerful lines that will linger long after having been read: well done. yes.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/28/2007
A very captivating piece and pictue, Susan.
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 6/28/2007
This is one of my favorites of yours, Do we only steal those few moments in the comfort of others in search of our true soulmates? Excellent write Pierre.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 6/27/2007
Content once more

Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 6/27/2007
Quick pulsating lines
That flow and rhyme
To a climactic end.
Throughly enjoyed
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/27/2007
Oh this one is a definate keeper my lady, I love the rythmic almost medival feel to this one as you wend out the story from the graphic. Great work.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/27/2007
Wonderful! Why am I thinking about fire and paper?

Reviewed by H Cruz 6/27/2007
beautifull Susan, thank you.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/27/2007
1973, the world was in black and white then, and micheal jackson was black....

Amazing atmosphere hee, but this would not be my fav of yours, my fav would be bout us in the potting shed last summer, seya in the barn later....

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